The mission of Downingfield Press is to publish emerging authors. We are accepting submissions for our 2022 publishing programme. No previous publishing experience is required and anyone interested is encouraged to make a submission regardless of experience level. Submissions of any genre will be considered and submission formatting requirements and information can be found on the Publishing Proposals page. Any English manuscripts are welcome from authors worldwide, but Australian, British, and Canadian authors are especially welcome.
Downingfield Press grew out of a 2013 project by our founder and Publisher to bring his own books to the market. In 2017, Downingfield began transitioning from a private press to a full service publisher and issued its first commercial book. Our transition to a full service publisher was driven by our desire to provide greater opportunities for authors to get their books into print and into bookshops.
In 2020, we completed our transition to a full service publisher and began accepting submissions from the general public.
Our 2021 publishing programme will see two books brought to market and we are now seeking submissions for our 2022 programme in which we will endeavour to bring as many as five new books to the market.
Our slow transition to a full service publisher has allowed us to gain the requisite industry knowledge and experience and we feel confident that both our 2021 and ’22 publishing programmes will be successful. Our business model is built on fair and equitable reward for both author and publisher and our authors always receive a fair proportion of royalties.
Submissions are open until we fill our 2022 publishing programme. Authors are encouraged to submit their work for consideration and are welcome to get in touch should they have any queries. Review of manuscripts can take upwards of 12 weeks and it takes a minimum of ten months to get a book to market (and often longer than this depending on the nature of the piece).
Submissions close at 11.59pm AEST (Melbourne time) on 31 July 2021.
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